Concrete-look porcelain stoneware tiles

A ceramic tile with a water absorption coefficient of less than 0.5%: this is the definition of porcelain stoneware according to UNI standards. This product boasts outstanding technical properties, and is made from a blend of clays and feldspars baked at extremely high temperatures (approximately 1250° C).

Durability and resistance to knocks and stresses are just some of the advantages of choosing a porcelain stoneware floor. It can also reproduce the styling features of other materials, such as in the case of the concrete-look porcelain stoneware.

Concrete-look stoneware floor tile

Thanks to the reduced water absorption coefficient, stoneware boasts superior technical specifications. It comes in the form of a ceramic tile with a compact, hard and non-porous paste affording superior resistance to abrasion, knocks and stresses. Frost-proof and hygienic, this material is impervious to chemicals too.

Stoneware tends to retain these peculiarities unchanged with time, making it an outstanding solution for floor tiles and wall tiles in both domestic and commercial settings. Suitable for any room of the home, stoneware ceramic tiles are resistant to stains and easy to care for: they require no particular treatments after installation and just a few steps are required for routine cleaning.

Porcelain stoneware that looks like natural concrete

Thanks no natural textures and neutral colours, Refin’s concrete-look tiles blend in with settings with a contemporary and minimalist mood. Versatile collections for use in residential contexts and in the contract industry for indoor venues and outdoor areas too.

Indeed, concrete is a versatile material that offers endless customisation possibilities, taking on countless shapes with sophisticated or rougher finishes, depending on the desired effect.

To testify to their superior quality, Refin products are guaranteed according to UNI EN 14411 – ISO 13006 standards. The company has also obtained multiple certifications such as UPEC, ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001 and Product Environmental Footprint (PEF).

Porcelain stoneware that looks like tumbled stone

Porcelain stoneware takes on various appearances depending on the material being replicated. In the case of stoneware that looks like tumbled stone, the tiles replicate the aesthetic styling of antique-look floor tiles with pebbles featuring rounded and irregular edges. Versatile and elegant products suitable for use as indoor and outdoor floors and wall tiles.

Concrete-look ceramic slabs (large sizes)

Refin’s product range includes large-size porcelain stoneware slabs, modern designer ceramic tiles for use in both domestic and commercial designs. Surfaces which encapsulate the concentration of technique, trailblazing technology and aesthetic styling. The dimensions available are 120×278, 120×240, 120×120 and 75×150 cm.

The maxi-sizes enhance the structural features of porcelain stoneware and make room for designers and architects to let their creativity loose. Specifically, the 120×278 size (which Refin presented at Cersaie 2018) is the ideal product for large-size walls and floors, allowing for a significant reduction in joints. As regards thickness, the slabs are produced in the 9 mm thick version as well as in the 6 mm version for greater manageability.

Concrete-look stoneware tiles: styles and patterns

Refin’s product range boasts multiple collections of concrete-look porcelain stoneware tiles for use in both commercial and residential settings. Craft is a collection based on the study of cementitious materials to enhance the non-industrial origin of concrete, its surface distinguished by colour variations, trowel patterns and clouding. The Velvet Ground line on the other hand makes it possible to customise sophisticated settings with a modern personality in an original manner.

Design Industry draws its inspiration from urban style and entails two different surfaces: Raw, which reinterprets plasters and worn concrete, and Oxyde, which refers to oxidised metal. Plain stands out for slight clouding and meticulous signs, whereas Mold originates from the more craft-based appearance of hand-mixed cement.

Stone, clay and lime are brought back to life in the Block line, with concrete-look ceramic tiles where pebbles and gravel emerge. A collection suited to locations with a metropolitan mood.

Last but not least, there is Graffiti, a range devised for floor tiles and wall tiles in urban, minimalist settings, which reinterprets concrete with a street style. The tiles have a monochromatic base and feature irregular scratches and colour variations in shades of grey.